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I am struggling a bit with the nuances of on and off topic questions. Is this question on topic? If so under which acceptable question format does it fall? Don't misunderstand me, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone: I'm just trying to get a better feel for this.

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I think it's basically a (current) history question. Answers would be based on statistics showing how widespread it is, or (as the one answer so far does) show a policy instructing it to be widespread.

  • It's on-topic in that it's probably definitively answerable as curiousdannii points out. – David Stratton Nov 6 '14 at 0:40
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    The plot thickens. I really thought I got it then. :( – Reluctant_Linux_User Nov 6 '14 at 0:47
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    OK so would this question be on topic if it instead asked "What is the use of redoing the safe environment program in Catholic Catechetical programs annually?" – Reluctant_Linux_User Nov 6 '14 at 1:06
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    No, but it would be if it asked why the Catholic department in charge of it thinks it is worthwhile redoing. – curiousdannii Nov 6 '14 at 1:22
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    Yes I could guess that one. One thing that seems very well established is that denominational reference frames focus questions. However, you can't always apply them. – Reluctant_Linux_User Nov 6 '14 at 2:33

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